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Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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This small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) combines all that’s great about Scotland into a short day out – a castle, mountains, lochs, photo opportunities, a riverside walk, a battlefield, history, heroes and highland cows. Enjoy lots of time off the bus, perfect for those who want to experience Highland scenery and nature at a relaxing pace. Highlights include mighty Blair Castle, the stunning Highland viewpoint of Queen’s View and a short riverside and waterfall walk at The Hermitage.
  • Spin through the Scottish Highlands in comfort by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Visit top attractions including Blair Castle and the Hermitage
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures personal attention
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from central Edinburgh
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in central Edinburgh, travel by air-conditioned mini-coach into the Highlands, enjoying sweeping views of Loch Leven. First, visit the village of Dunkeld to see top attractions including Dunkeld Cathedral. Tour the narrow streets, and gain insight into centuries of Scottish heritage. Head next to Blair Castle, a 13th-century fortress with a 700-year history spanning the Jacobite rebellions and the reign of Mary Queen of Scots. After lunch at the castle restaurant (own expense), take Perthshire sites such as Castle Menzies, Killiecrankie Gorge, Tummel Bridge, and Schiehallion—one of the region’s many peaks. Take some time to explore by foot, soaking up the atmosphere in the heat of the Highlands. Then follow the flow of the Tay River through the charming village of Aberfeldy, and round off your day with a relaxing riverside stroll. Afterward, return in comfort to central Edinburgh to conclude your sightseeing tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini coach
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

I booked tour - The best of Scotland in a Day. Our driver was very nice, told us many interesting stories. Group was small, only 9 persons, stops were enough long for enjoy views and Blair castle.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been on all 5 of the 1-day tours (Stirling Castle in February 2018 and Loch Ness, Best of Scotland, Rosslyn Chapel and Viking Coast in October 2019). Each tour and guide was great. I have traveled with Iain, Alan, Gregor, Euan and Graham....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Euan our driver and guide was informative and energetic. He loved telling us the history of the Highlands. A long day but worth doing to experience the North of Scotland

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carl C
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Carl, Thanks for the fantastic review of your recent tour with Euan - much appreciated. If you are ever back in Scotland we hope we might see you again on the Wee Red Bus. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely Loved this Day trip with Paul as our wonderful guide and driver! There were so many beautiful areas Paul drove us to and his many tips in those areas were magnificent! I would HIGHLY recommend WEE Red Bus Tours for anyone looking for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank StephanieR2880
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Stephanie, Wow - what a lovely review - thank you so much! We are delighted to hear your day with Paul was such a success. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on board the Wee Red Bus if / when you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our day trip was wonderful! Our guide, Graham, was friendly, very knowledgeable, and made the day thoroughly enjoyable. The pace was perfect, the opportunity for scenic photos were many, and the ‘wee red bus’ was comfortable. We definitely recommend this trip!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank philipkK4067YL
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Philip, We very much appreciate you taking the time to write such a fabulous review of your recent Wee Red Bus tour with Graham - thank you. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

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13 September 2019|
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Response from Wendy J | Reviewed this property |
From memory, I think we arrived back into Edinburgh around 6.30 pm. Great trip
17 July 2019|
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Response from Gord M | Reviewed this property |
The departure/return point is on Princes Street, just over from South Bridge. It's very convenient if you're staying anywhere in the old town. For us, it was no more than a 10-minute walk from our hotel.
16 June 2019|
Response from Gord M | Reviewed this property |
How small is small? These tours are limited to 16 people because of the seating capacity of the coaches..
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